The Odisha Cabinet today approved the tender for construction of In-stream storage structure across river Mahanadi at Choudhury Gada in Jagatsinghpur district and across river Paika at Tikhiri in Kendrapara district for an execution amount of Rs 344,67,00,000 only (without GST) and Operation & Maintenance cost for five years amounting to Rs.3,42,00,000 only (without GST) on EPC mode of Contract. The work is planned to be completed in 36 months.
According to an official press release, this storage structure will enhance the water availability and will fulfil the drinking & domestic requirement of the people of 89 villages of Kujanga block, Paradip Municipality of Jagatsingpur district and Marshaghai, Mahakalapada block of Kendrapara district.
Besides, the structure will be used for fishery, livestock farming, irrigation and replenishing the groundwater level. The project will also help in maintaining the ecological balance of the region and will improve the socio economic condition of the locality.
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